Italian Stuffed Peppers

Italian Stuffed Peppers are a delicious twist on a classic. Fresh bell peppers stuffed with Italian sausage, rice, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and Italian seasonings. These peppers are easy to prep and ready in under an hour. The perfect weeknight dinner!


  • 6 large bell peppers
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1⁄2 cup diced onion
  • 1 can (14 oz.) Italian style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 8 ounces Roundy's shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, minced


  • Cut tops off peppers and remove seeds & membrane. Set aside.
  • Prepare rice according to package instructions (2/3 c. uncooked rice yields 2 c. cooked).
  • While rice is cooking, brown Italian sausage and onion in a large skillet until no pink remains. Drain grease.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together cooked rice, Italian sausage, diced tomatoes, 1 ½ c. cheese, and 2 Tbsp. parsley.
  • Spoon into peppers, filling them completely.
  • Place stuffed peppers into a 9x13 inch baking pan. Add 1/4 c. water to the bottom of the pan.
  • Top peppers with remaining ½ c. cheese.
  • Cover with foil; bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 minutes more.